Memorial remembers Southall

Published 9:27 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

When we complain about the heat, remember last January and February.

On Tuesday, Mrs. Rita Utzinger and Mrs. Pat Smith enjoyed having lunch at Ruby Tuesday.

The July meeting of the Prospect Happy Hats was hosted by Hilda Allen and Elfrieda Kerns at The Fishin’ Pig. Those enjoying lunch with them were Jeannette Tarlton, Rita Rountree, Margaret Stockton, Jean C. Hensley, Doris Bellofatto, Ann Norton, Betty Meadows, Betty Sumner and guest Don Meadows, Ed Norton and Jim Hensley.

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On July 10 members of the Farmville Chapter 45 Daughters of the Confederacy met at the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library for their monthly meeting. They then journeyed to the gravesite for a memorial service for Cal. Felix Delaware Southall, an American Civil War veteran.

Felix was born 1844 and died 1926. He was married to Martha Ann Walden, born 1842 and died 1919. Mrs. Flora W. Bolt, a UDC member purchased an Iron Cross and had it installed by the grave of her great grandfather. The iron cross is called The Southern Cross of Honor and used as a symbol on the graves of Confederate veterans who served honorably. It is sometimes referred to as the Iron Cross of Honor or SCV Iron Cross and is placed on Confederate graves of local chapters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans or by family members or interested parties related to the Confederate veteran.

UDC President Mrs. Susan Reynolds led the memorial service and unveiling of the Iron Cross with opening and closing prayers by Mrs. Frances Giles, chaplain. Mrs. Flora W. Bolt gave a talk on her great grandfather, Felix Southall. The UDC ladies wore white. Members present were Mrs. Deborah Lundeen, Mrs. Marie Self and Mrs. Deserae Bowlin. Others present were great-grandchildren Garland Woodson, Gene Southall, great-great-grandchildren Delbert Southall and Susan Southall Lowman and great-great-great-great-grandchild Haley Murdock. Others present were Lois Southall, Sharon Centerbury and Wayne Reynolds.

Friends and neighbors are praying for a speedy recovery for Joyce Fore, Don Meadows, Peggy Kelsey, George Moore, Frances P. Motley and Betty Jean Bolt.

The members of Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle invite you to worship with them each Sunday.

The membership of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at Prospect invite you to come and worship with them every Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m.

Calvary Chapel-Farmville invites you to worship with them on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. The church invites everyone to join them each week on Wednesday evening for Bible Study for all age groups at 7 p.m. The church is located at 302 Industrial Park Road, in the former Stackpole-Carbone building.

The Remnant Church invites you to worship with them Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m., Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday nights at 6:30 p.m. The pastor is Jeff Spencer. The church is located at 1825 E. Third St. in Farmville at the old Cedar Brook Restaurant building.

Margaret Stockton is the Tuggle News columnist. If you would like to contribute something to the news, call (434) 392-6431 or email